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Hey. Just want to be on the safe side and make sure there isn't some difference between PSUs (as far as I know there shouldn't be any for this specific thing). I got a new PSU HX1000i and I want to paper clip so I can fill the loop. Does this apply to HX1000i?

https://youtu.be/Ea1dcJ0QyAE?t=2m16s
 

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The 24 pin is ATX standard which means they are all the same in the motherboard end
On another note why did you get a HXi when the RMi and RMx are both better and cheaper
 
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The 24 pin is ATX standard which means they are all the same in the motherboard end
On another note why did you get a HXi when the RMi and RMx are both better and cheaper
Is it bad? From what I've researched people say AXi > HXi > those other 2 (not sure the order) with AXi being overpriced because of some digital monitoring or something like that, but basically the same thing as HXi. I don't know anything about PSUs so that could be wrong. Also, the RMI and RMx are Gold certified whereas the HXi is Platinum. Is that not useful?

I got the HX1000i for 195 euro which was very close in price to the others so it made no sense to go with lower. A bit overkill + future proof for barely anything. Isn't it good to have headroom anyway?

I only watched this video https://youtu.be/Srhauj83Ad0?t=17m47s
 

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The 80 plus rating does not matter and has nothing to do with quality and is not the reason why the HXi is worse then the RMi and RMx
http://www.overclock.net/t/1567346/corsair-rmi-and-rmx-series-explained

1000 watt is also massive overkill unless you have plans for 3 video cards
Most modern gaming systems with a single video card will draw between 250 and 350 watts

Even if you are going SLI its no more then 600 watts so you dont even need a 1000 watt PSU for that

Edit: what you picked is not bad you just wasted a lot of money for no reason whatsoever
 

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Hey. Just want to be on the safe side and make sure there isn't some difference between PSUs (as far as I know there shouldn't be any for this specific thing). I got a new PSU HX1000i and I want to paper clip so I can fill the loop. Does this apply to HX1000i?

https://youtu.be/Ea1dcJ0QyAE?t=2m16s
Perhaps next time consider one of these to prime your loop, that way you dont need to use any jumpers etc
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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1pcs-Black-New-Power-Supply-12V-5V-AC-Adapter-for-Hard-Disk-Drive-CD-DVD-ROM-/381536119121?hash=item58d5532951:g:pgsAAOSwKtlWsFGJ
 

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The 80 plus rating does not matter and has nothing to do with quality and is not the reason why the HXi is worse then the RMi and RMx
http://www.overclock.net/t/1567346/corsair-rmi-and-rmx-series-explained

1000 watt is also massive overkill unless you have plans for 3 video cards
Most modern gaming systems with a single video card will draw between 250 and 350 watts

Even if you are going SLI its no more then 600 watts so you dont even need a 1000 watt PSU for that

Edit: what you picked is not bad you just wasted a lot of money for no reason whatsoever
Thanks for the link. I researched a bit and was going to get EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 750W Gold for 150 euro but I managed to find a new HX1000i for 195 euro so just went with that (its normal price here is 255 euro usually compared to 209 for RM1000X). I think that's a good deal considering the price difference is barely anything. I've spent 50 euro for some stupid delid tool for the 8700k, might as well go bigger on PSU for that small difference in price.

I know it's overkill and would'not pay for it if I could only get it for 255 euro. How much power do you think this will use? i7 8700k @ 4.9 or 5 Ghz / GTX 1080 ti (highest possible OC, haven't built the system yet), Maximus X Hero, G.Skill 3600 RAM, 1x 960 Pro / 3x 128GB SSD + 4 TB HDD, 7x Gentle Typhoons AP-14 (6 for the rad), 2x 200mm 750 RPM for case airflow, Laing D5 and that's about it.
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Perhaps next time consider one of these to prime your loop, that way you dont need to use any jumpers etc
smile.gif

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1pcs-Black-New-Power-Supply-12V-5V-AC-Adapter-for-Hard-Disk-Drive-CD-DVD-ROM-/381536119121?hash=item58d5532951:g:pgsAAOSwKtlWsFGJ
Thanks. I'll have to check the shipping since it's usually quite high for me
 
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